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Wild Costa Rica

Trip Code: CR9-1174
Wild Costa Rica package is a dual coast journey through the Caribbean jungle, Arenal Volcano & the surrounding rainforest, plus the Central Pacific Coast. This exotic biodiverse destination is home to some of the most amazing animals and wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled and your binoculars close as you experience this awe-inspiring Central American country

Highlights

  • Learn about the history and people of the remote village of Tortuguero and their efforts to save the Green  Turtle nesting.
  • Cruise the Amazon-like canals of  Tortuguero on a peaceful boat ride to see monkeys and tropical.
  • Experience a combination of some of the best attractions Arenal has to offer: hanging bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall.
  • Sand, sea, and nature this is what Manuel Antonio is about. Discover first-hand wildlife encounters and pristine beaches.
  •   Enjoy the ocean breeze while gliding along the Pacific Coastline on a Catamaran boat tour.
Per person from
$2513
CR4K Adult discount
$ 0
Per child from
$489
CR4K Child discount
$ 0

Based on double occupancy.
Single Supplement and Family Pricing Available.
Price listed based on low-season pricing Rates may vary according to the travel season, please contact us to check availability and provide the correct price according to your travel dates.

 

9 Days/ 8 Nights
From Tortuguero to Manuel Antonio
Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Included services

  • 8 Nights Accomodation - San Jose (1 NT) , Tortuguero ( 2 NT) , Arenal Volcano ( 2 NT), Manuel Antonio ( 3 NT)
  • Meet & Greet Transfer- San José Airpor to San José hotel
  • Group Transfer and Boat Trip to Tortuguero
  • Visit Tortuguero Village & Turtle Museum
  • Private transfer from Guapiles (Tortuguero meeting spot) to Arenal
  • Guided Arenal Hanging Bridges Walk + La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Private Adeventure transfer - La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio with Sloth Tour and Lunch
  • Guided Manuel Antonio National Park walk
  • Catamaran Sailing and Snorkeling on the Pacific Ocean
  • Private transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose Airport
  • Breakfasts (8), Lunches (5), Dinners (3)

Is this trip right for me?

Travel Style: Relax

All activities and transportations are easily accessible

Activities: Moderate

Recommended for the whole family

Temperature check: Yes

We will check your temperature before each transport

Mask Wearing: Yes

We will ask you to wear a mask in transport and other places

Accommodation notice: Howler monkey alert!

Some hotels in this package may include noisy neighbors, but don't worry is a perfect alarm to remind you to go out and explore!

Transportation notice: River crossing

We will sail through extensive natural channels

Possibility to see animals: High!

This package is full of fantastic places and you will have many opportunities to meet wildlife

What should I not forget?:

Repellent and sunscreen

Expert opinions

Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Trip Highlights

  • Breathe in the rainforest beauty
  • Explore Tortuguero
  • Snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean
  • the “Amazon” of Costa Rica’s waterways
  • Trekking through Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica’s most visited National Park
  • Walk on golden-sand beaches

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San José, Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Private Ground Transfer to your San José Hotel.
  • Free time for sightseeing

DAY 2:

San José – Tortuguero

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Early morning departure from the hotel.
  • Boat ride into "The Amazon of Costa Rica" - Tortuguero
  • Check in at your ecolodge located on the waterway canals
  • Visit the quaint village of Tortuguero, a picturesque community accessible only by boat
  • Free time to explore the beautiful Atlantic beach, enjoy some time in the hammock or by the pool
  • Enjoying a delicious dinner
  • Schedules may be reversed or modified, depending upon your day of arrival

DAY 3:

Tortuguero

  • Breakfast at the ecolodge
  • Explore the canals of Tortuguero in search of wildlife
  • This afternoon you will be free to hike, explore, rent a kayak or get out the binoculars for some great wildlife viewing on the property.
  • Optional activity: Turtle Nesting Tour (July-October) or Guided Hike
  • Enjoy a special dinner on the Tortuguero Canal Floating Restaurant

DAY 4:

Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Leave Tortuguero's jungle waterways and head to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)
  • Relax in thermal waters

DAY 5:

Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Hike to Mistico Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall
  • During the evening you will have some time to explore the town

DAY 6:

Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna) – Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Today you will leave the rainforest and Arenal Volcano behind and be on your way to the stunning Central Pacific Coast
  • Sloth territory Guided tour
  • Local buffet lunch
  • We head to our final destination in Manuel Antonio
  • Time to relax around the pool

DAY 7:

Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Time to relax at the pool this afternoon or the golden-sand beaches of Manuel Antonio
  • Leisure day on your own

DAY 8:

Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Afternoon Catamaran Sunset Cruise

DAY 9:

Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Head back to Juan Santa Maria (SJO) International Airport in San José
  • Now you truly know the meaning of Pura Vida!

DAY 1:

San José

You’ve Arrived 

Arrival in San José. Private Ground Transfer Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO) to your San José Hotel. Free time for sightseeing. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to visit the bustling capital city of San José. At the heart of downtown take a stroll through the Plaza de la Cultura where you Costa Ricans gather and feed birds. If you head to Juan Mora Fernández Square, you can take in the local culture on Avenida Central and sip some delicious Costa Rican coffee at one of the busy “cafeterias,” enjoy a dreamy ice-cream cone or visit the “Teatro Nacional,” a replica of the Paris Opera House. Lunch and Dinner are on your own today.

Overnight San José area hotel

DAY 2:

San José – Tortuguero

Tortuguero – The “Amazon” of Costa Rica. Early morning departure from the hotel. Your drive will take you alongside the extraordinary Braulio Carrillo National Park and through the Caribbean coast’s banana plantations before your boat ride into “The Amazon of Costa Rica” — Tortuguero in the northern Caribbean of Costa Rica.

Overnight at Tortuguero area Ecolodge| Meals: B L D

DAY 3:

Tortuguero

After a delicious Caribbean breakfast, get ready to discover the canals that surround the area and the nature that hides between its waters and dense jungle.  Today, you will explore the canals of Tortuguero  and the National Park in search of monkeys wildlife, birds, and reptiles with your experienced naturalist guide. . This afternoon you will be free to hike, explore, rent a kayak or get out the binoculars for some great wildlife viewing on the property. Local Tip – Book a table on the floating restaurant Katonga for a unique dining experience.

Overnight at Tortuguero area Ecolodge| Meals: B L D

DAY 4:

Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Early morning birdwatching on the grounds before breakfast provides one of the best times to encounter many species. After breakfast you will leave Tortuguero’s jungle waterways and head to Arenal for an amazing volcano and rainforest experience, passing through the Northern lowlands toward the iconic Arenal Volcano. After checking in explore the beautiful gardens of the hotel or relax in the onsite thermo-mineral water pools.

Overnight  Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna| Meals: B L

DAY 5:

Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Highlights of the Arenal Volcano Spend the day on this perfect adventure for nature lovers by hiking and swimming in La Fortuna’s beautiful waterfall. Combine two Arenal Volcano highlights in a single day: a guided rainforest walk over the Canopy Hanging Bridges, and a visit to the  La Fortuna Waterfall.

Overnight  Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna| Meals: B L

DAY 6:

Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna) – Manuel Antonio

Today you will leave the rainforest and Arenal Volcano behind and be on your way to the stunning Central Pacific Coast. As you leave Fortuna you will make a stop for a  guided walk through sloth territory looking for these gentle, slow-moving rainforest creatures. As you reach your final destination in Manuel Antonio there will be time to relax around the pool, catch some sun or enjoy a cocktail to catch the magnificent sunset.

Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel | Meals: B L

DAY 7:

Manuel Antonio

Soak in the sun and spectacular ocean views from your breakfast table. Have your camera ready as Monkeys can be frequent visitors in the early mornings.  Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.  For dinner, we recommend booking an early table early to catch the sunset and ocean views at one of the many great local restaurants featuring locally caught seafood and  Costa Rican cuisine.

Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel | Meals: B

DAY 8:

Manuel Antonio

Afternoon Catamaran Sunset Cruise – There is just no other way to get a spectacular view of the Pacific coast than by boat.  Stop at a protected cove to snorkel while the crew prepares a tasty light meal. Enjoy tropical fruit cocktails, beer or other beverages, and the gentle tropical breeze. Dolphins love to frolic in the wake of the boat, and there are two annual migrations of humpback whales, but no matter what time of year you go, you will be sure to enjoy this day. End the trip with a view of the sun setting over the Pacific horizon.

Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel | Meals: B

DAY 9:

Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is the last day of your memorable trip to Costa Rica. You will head back to Juan Santamaríeea (SJO) International Airport in San José and check in for your flight home.

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